The Offense as a Whole
There just seems to be no rhythm. At their best, they are streaky. At their worst, they are completely incompetent. If, as the players say, it is not Dalton’s fault, then it is the coaches fault. At this point, I have seen enough of Jay Gruden to say a change wouldn’t be a bad thing.
Oct 14, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals guard Clint Boling (65) during a game against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Cleveland won 34-24. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Clint Boling’s Injury
While I think the line may be better with Collins at LT and Whitworth at LG, the loss of Boling hurts the depth of an o-line that is already dinged up (Whitworth and Zeitler). The signing of Dennis Rolland helps, but with 5 projected starters (and 2 stars) on season-ending IR (Atkins, Hall, Boling, Mays), the Bengals can’t afford any more injuries.